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Oct 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
with illnesses were blocked from getting out of the plane. and abc's lisa stark brings us the first answers tonight. >> reporter: this is what greeted passengers when they finally escaped their parked planes. a foot of snow and a long walk. >> we've been here now for seven and a half hours. >> reporter: that was the captain of jetblue flight 504 with 123 passengers. one of those planes stuck in the snowy tarmac at the hartford, connecticut, airport. >> chaotic. uncomfortable, disorganized. just a mess. >> reporter: andrew carter was on that flight, normally a two-houg jog from florida to new jersey. but the plane couldn't land after newark after the airport lost critical navigation equipment. the pilots diverted to the hartford airport, 100 miles away. jetblue says that airport was overwhelmed with nearly two dozen over diverted flights. and today, we learned why the passengers were trapped. flight 504 was boxed in on the tarmac. a delta plane behind, another jetblue flight to the right, a broken jetway on the left. inside the plane, snacks and water ran out, toilets backed up. >> i have a
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Oct 2, 2011 9:30am EDT
for joining us for a look at business and finance here i in the washington region. we will take a look at the future of tysons corner. and a new contender in the daily coupon sector. we will talk to the founder of a booming business who says she is improving lives one bra at a time. first, the business of food. d.c. mig be next big food city. with me today, three up-and- coming entrepreneurs. steuart martens -- his wine company landed him a spot on "the apprentice." winston lord made his name by bubuilding networks. and mina ebrahimi is the president of saint germain catering. welce, all. thanks for joining us. you are one of the busiest guys i know. you got this company that imports spani wines. you e always out at different events meeting with different restaurants and doing different things. you are busy with public appearances after "the apprentice." what made you crazy enough to launch something as big asaste of d.c.? >> for may, it does spend an institution in this city that has been missing since 2003. i had the opportunity to take it. one day i got passionate about it. >> you h
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Oct 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
on the dow once again. america's economic report card is in. the gross domestic product that brought us the measure of the strength of the economy showed an annualized growth rate of 2.5% in the third quarter. it lessens the possibility of a double dip recession. >>> they are beating analyst expectations. exxonmobil and dupont all missed expectations. netflix beat expectations, but it is losingsubscribers. amazon fell sort but it is investing capital in long-term projects. ibm has a new woman in charge. virginia rometti named ceo and president this week. there are now 16 women ceos of fortune 500 companies, the most ever >>> it has been an incredibly event ful week to europe's bailout plan to the gdp. where it might head next, author of the book "overhaul." steve, good to have you on the program. thanks for joining us. >> nice to be here, maria. >> so it seems europe will help bail out banks, holding out for that greek debt. do you think this is a fix here, or are there more bumps in the road? how do you see this? >> i think the best way to describe this is the end of the beginning. the
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Oct 2, 2011 11:35pm EDT
for being with us tonight. let's talk about this continued rise for herman cain. he is starting to make his way through a lot of polls doing well. >> yes, he has been. it is someone that people discounted at the very beginning. he is doing quite well look among of republican primary voters. -- quite well among republican primary voters. many prepared for herman cain and what he brings to the table. he brings a challenge to some of the more mainstream candidates like rick perry and mitt romney. he is much more in line with the very straight conservative values and comes to the table with a lot of business experience. >> it comes at a time where we see a slight decline for rick perry, running into more problems this weekend. >> you have to put in the context of where we are in the primary. even a couple of weeks ago michele bachmann was in a similar situation where she made a big revise and dance -- and then fell off the grid. the can probably not take that off the table for herman cain, because it is still early. >> what about the latest issue for rick perry that attended a hunting camp. the
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Oct 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
at the d.c. office this morning marking the 10th anniversary of the deadly anthrax attacks. >> some of us were unable to come back to brentwood. others of us had to come back to show that we survived. >> brentwood's postal employees were two of the five people killed by anthrax exposure in 2001. bruce ivins was blamed for the attack and committed suicide three years ago. >> not being able to come back would've said he won. i could not have let him win. >> recently, scientists announced a big plan to publish a report saying ivins did not have the equipment to complete the attacks on his own. and memorial service was held late this morning at the basilica on michigan avenue. >>> and man is dead in alexandria, the first homicide of the year. police found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. he died at the hospital. the name of the victim has not been released, and there is no information on suspects or motive. >>> fbi agents carried boxes of evidence out of a home last night late last night in arlington. neighbors reported seeing agents searching the yard with flashlights. bomb squad u
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Oct 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
of ercis to tell us her story amid so many others. >> reporter: rescuers dug feverishly in the rubble of this building. looking for any trace of survivors. then, word came that a baby was found alive. just 14 days old, azra, came out of the rubble naked and was quickly wrapped in a blanket. she was born prematurely, today after 47 hours in that pile of stones, she was found clinging to her mother and grandmother. the rescuer who pulled her out fold us he felt like he was holdihold i ing his own child. "to bring back life into this world is the highest satisfaction," he said. azra was rushed to the hospital. the rescuers went back to work in search of her relatives still trapped inside that heap of concre concrete. then, within an hour -- azra's mother and grandmother have been confirmed alive. the digging has stopped, there's an ambulance waiting over there and it looks like they're about to pull someone out. a stretcher appeared. azra's mother. 20 minutes later, the grandmother. "i never lost faith," azra's uncle told us. "you always believe god will help." rescue crews kept digging.
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Oct 7, 2011 4:30am EDT
identified the killed during a police .hase the drivers license was revoked. the u.s. will mark the 10th the warren in afghanistan. allies's troops and invaded the country. despite the milestone, it'll pass quietly. plans a public event to mark the occasion. 1700 troops died since the war began. combat operations will and by 2014. a top commander made simple about the long-term war efforts. stanley mcchrystal said he a frightening bleak implicit afghanistan. of the u.s. and nato are only 67 of the way from reaching the goal. they commanded u.s. forces. it to issue a move by president obama for making controversial comments. economictry's growing.are held a vigil last night. their calls have gained a lot of attention. >> it is candle lit evidence the movement must not easily be dismissed. >> we're in it until something starts to change. >> you have to do it here. country, theythe to feed off one another. demonstrators had to be pulled a bank. in austin is a demand for lower utility rates. in portland, a fury over politics. at a hastily called president, they called themselves the other 99
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Oct 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
to our economy and your portfolio. >>> could there be me pleasant surprises in store for the u.s. economy? one of america's top bankers says there are signs of life that they're watching. >>> and my conversation with golf great annika sorenstam. how she's teaching winning ways to a new generation of f female athletes. "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >> acrucial european summit this weekend, the goal? to c chart a comprehensive cour out of the sovereign debt crisis, stabilize the banks and calm international markets. the summit led by german chancellor angela merkel and french president nicolasarkozy taking place on sunday in belgium. the markets had a choppy week moving in concert with worries about europe, down 250 points on monday, up 180 points on tuesday, then bouncing around later on in the week. the markets rebounded on friday. we're in the thick of earnings season and so far, a mixed picture to report, though not as bad as some had feared. goldman sachs
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Oct 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. this morning, target terror. overnight, the u.s. takes out 17 members of al qaeda in gemmen, including reportedly the son of a u.s.-born cleric, who was considered the most dangerous man in the world until the u.s. took him out three weeks ago. so, is al qaeda on the run? >>> battle on the streets. the crowds occupying wall street clash with police, as they prepare to march throughout new york, across the country, and now, around the world. huge crowds turning out today to protest the banks and corporate greed. how big can they get? >>> abc news investigates. the makers of one of the most popular birth control pills on the market is being sued. one woman alleged it put her into a coma and made her go blind. chris cuomo is on the case with a story that everyone should see. >>> and buzz kill. a starbucks exec said the whole world was just decades away from running out of coffee. how could that possibly be true? could the entire world grind to a halt? what's behind the java jitters? >>> that has to be one of the most frightening previews. it's not even hal
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Sep 30, 2011 11:35pm EDT
>>> tonight on "nightline," terror takeout. a major blow to al qaeda. as u.s. drones kill the american cleric heading in yemen who inspired the ft. hood shooter and other lone wolf terrorists. and security officials issue a bulletin, warning of possible retaliation. >>> emergency response. dramatic paramedics testimony in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. what they saw when they arrived on the scene. >> we're going to call it here, time of december is 12:57. >> what they say his doctor refused to tell them. >>> and funny business. crashes, gags, wipe youments and goofs. before there was youtube, there was "america's funniest videos." we take you inside the hit show. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 30th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. we're going to begin tonight with some late news. the department of homeland security has issued a bulletin, warning about possible, though unspecified and unconfirmed attacks in the united states in retaliation
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Oct 12, 2011 11:35pm EDT
time ever, director james can ron invites tv cameras inside his off the grid estate and tells us of a project bigger than any movie he's made. >>> and marvels of the sea. they swim upright. they swap sex roles and celebs covet their company. so, what's the catch? we go swimming with sea horses. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," october 12th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. the idea that michael jackson did not have to die is at the heart of the manslaughter case against his doctor, conrad murray. but never in that courtroom have the jurors heard it like this. expert witnesses giving a detailed, blow by blow account of how murray allegedly failed his pop star employer. abc's jim avila is in los angeles tonight. jim? >> reporter: bill, the district attorney's office is wrapping up its case, with devastating medical testimony. prosecutors say they could rest as early as tomorrow, with testimony that is severely underculting one of the pillars of the defense case. ach thin
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Oct 23, 2011 11:35pm EDT
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> thank you for joining us. it was a monumental that change in libya. people have been waiting in long lines to see the body of muammar gaddafi. the new leaders have declared liberation and began to lay out the road ahead. >> libya's freed. nolan♪ >> the allied national anthem is back. -- the outlawed national anthem is back. this is a celebration but it is also relief, relief that the muammar gaddafi is gone. >> no more fear. >> while some regions, others flood to the city of ms. misrata. he is being displayed in a meet refrigeration locker. these people are not here to pay their respects. >> this is the end of a dictator. we're happy to see that. >> just as he died remains controversial. an autopsy today confirm he died of a gunshot to the head. that is a bigger issue outside libya than it is here. death means the country can afford. but it will not be easy. the rebel militias that vanquished his forces are not eager to give up power to a united army. while the street to remarkably and save today -- remarka
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Oct 2, 2011 8:00am EDT
back and forth from italy. and amanda's father, curt knox, joins us from perugia. good morning. i want to begin by asking you, what can we expect to hear in amanda's speech tomorrow? >> it's going to be a very heartfelt, spontaneous statement. you know, she's going to touch upon what she has felt through these fours years, what it has meant and then also the fact that she is innocent and she's very hopeful that they see that with all of the evidence that has been presented in the appeals trial. >> how is she holding up as the final judgement day nears? >> she's obviously very tense. she's 24 years old and potentially looking at a possible life sentence, that's not a pleasant experience for anyone. we're just very hopeful that they see that she didn't have anything to do this. >> we hear that the victim's mother will be in court tomorrow. her lawyer said that she will be staring the jurors in the eye, she would like to see amanda remain behind bars, are you planning on saying anything to her tomorrow? >> well, you know, we have two very different circumstances and you know, we have -- y
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Oct 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
a minute. but first, abc's dan harris has the very latest for us from kansas city, for us. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, to you. the parents of baby irwin insist they're fully cooperating with police. they say they take issue with the way they're being treated by detectives. they say investigators have tried to turn them against one another. they have accused the mother of failing a polygraph test. in the three days since their 10-month-old baby, lisa, nicknamed pumpkin pie went missing. >> we were running around the house, screaming for her. >> reporter: her parents, jeremy irwin and deborah bradley, have consistently said she disappeared in the middle of the night. >> please, bring her home. >> reporter: and they have also consistently cooperated with kansas city police. but late thursday, police announced that the parents had suddenly stopped cooperating. does that make you think, does that make the department think, they had something to do with lisa's disappearance? >> again, everything's on the table, as they've been saying for three days now. >> reporter: if they
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Oct 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
-60's's, all day long with showers off and on. of use body showers thursday and friday. -- a few spotty showers. >>> in good shape in virginia. here's a picture of the beltway at branch avenue moving nicely. inner loop and out a note near andrews air force base, no troubles at the wilson bridge. looks good at colesville road and the beltway at holy cross hospital. in clarksburg, headlights are southbound. 95 traffic in springfield, you can see the reflection of the headlights on the roadway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32. a man died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in beltsville. >> he was hit last night while walking near montgomery rd. and baltimore ave. the driver and a car were found a short time later with the help of a witness. we will have more in the next half-hour. >>> metro commuters are hoping for a better ride this morning after a number problems extra. it started when a man was struck by a train at the clarendon station. that forced metro to temporarily shut down part of the orange line of the rocklin station. the domino effect continued with escalato
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Oct 30, 2011 9:30am EDT
you for joining us for a look at business and finance issues in the washington region. you have heard the s saying you are not committed until you have skin in the game. that is not news to our first guest. known as the woman who makes the rich and powerful looook gd, s has used her know how to buil a busineness. she is t foundnding direcector of the dmatollogy center and is launching a of her home. team all-star joins us today to talk about how one youngng dermatologist it is -- team all- star joins us to talk about howow one young dermatologist became well-kno in the waington area. if politicians are looking here eve maybe they cameo see you. tell us your background. >> when i started the washington institute of dermatologigic laser surgeryt was the first free standing of such a nature in the world. >> it was the first freestanding lar center in the world. even before that you're a a young deatolist. how did you grow into the p personn that could s starthe first center in the wor? >> i am originally from shington, d.c.. i'm one of those rare commodities. i grew up in n the burbs.s.
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Oct 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
claimed dr. murray was grossly negligent in six ways that killed michael jackson. first, using propofol as a sleeping aid. using the dangerous an thetic at home, with no backupr emergency personnel. no backup medical equipment. having no medical records and most critically, not calling 9911 immediately, which could have saved jackson's life. >> he was definitely savable at that point. >> so, in essence, had dr. murray called 911 at 12:00, michael jackson could still be here today? >> yes, sir. >> and there's just no doubt in your mind about that? >> no. >> reporter: prosecutors say they're down to their last two witnesses and could actually wrap up their case as early as tomorrow, without calling, as we first reported, any of the jackson children. david? >> jim avila, thank you. >>> we turn now to another courtroom bomb shell today. you remember the man who tried to blow up that plane on christmas day 2009, wearing a bomb nb his underwear. today, in federal court, the bomber pleaded guilty to all charges, telling the courtroom he did, in fact, try to blow up that northwest flight over d
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Oct 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
disappearance is related to his mother's homicide. jummy olabanji joins us in germantown with new details. good morning. >> good morning. police and detectives from montgomery county are still on the scene in this apartment complex behind us searching for clues into this homicide and also the missing persons case. yesterday police found 51-year- old jane mcquain dead inside a bedroom in her apartment. they also noticed that her 11- year-old son william was missing. police got a call from one of jane's friends that they had not seen her in quite sometime. that is when they came in to find her dead and made the discovery about her missing son. >> her 11-year-old son william has not been seen for about two weeks since about september 30. we are hoping to confirm those details today when more people are awake and we are able to contact sources. maybe he has been seen since then, but right now we're working from the september 30 date. >> william described as light skinned black male, by racial 5 feet tall, weighs about 85 pounds. he is believed to be missing along with his mother's car. a black hond
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Oct 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
of the most infamous terror attacks on u.s. citizens, killed after two months in hiding. how he was caught, what he was carrying and his last words. we have team coverage, including abc's christiane amanpour, the last american journalist to interview him. and barbara walters, who went toe to toe with the strongman at the height of his power. >> in our country, we read that you are unstable. we read that you are mad. >>> beasts in your backyard. the loopholes that let lions, tigers and bears live nearby there are more tigers in american neighborhoods than the african world. a brian ross investigation. >>> deadly delay? why did steve jobs refuse a surgery that might have saved his life? >>> and, catch of a lifetime. why is this 6-year-old smiling? the firefighter who made a perfect catch. call him mr. clutch. >>> good evening. for more than four decades, he ruled libya with flamboyance and fear. but tonight, after months on the run, moammar gadhafi is dead. his last moments were caught on tape, and we should warn you, this video is gruesome. there is gadhafi, grazed, gravely wounded but stil
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Oct 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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Oct 2, 2011 7:00am EDT
firire, which uses googls android operating system. now here's maria with more of the show. >>> thomas friedman is the "new york times columnist and the co-aut r of "that used be s" good to have you on the program. >> good to be here. thank you. >> you described yourself as a frustrated optimist. what did the united statessed to be that we aren't anymorore? >> thehe book has a backward looking title but is really a forward-looking book because we believe america had a formula for susuccess that we've gotten away from. that was built on five piars. educate our people up to and beyond what the cucurrent levelf technology is, whether it's the cotton gin or the laptop computer. second, have the best infrastructure, roads, telecom. we track the most energetic and talented risk takers. have the best rules on emphasis and have the best govevernment funded research to push out the best technology. that was our formula for success, and what argued at the beginning of the end of the cold war, we got away from that formula. our real challenge, and i think our real opportunity,, is to ge back to
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Oct 2, 2011 9:00am EDT
how manany -- who is building the drones? apparently drones were used or reportedly were used in that assassination. is that producing jobs? are there drawn factories in ohio? >> lockheed martin building those drones -- and a lot of people employed. >> there is too much pain to feel the pleasure of getting these really bad guys and obama is not the type to spike the flaw in the and islso there has not been much gloating. he has not saw to really capitalize on that. >> let me show you a picture. with its owner ted leonsis and basketball friend barack obama -- ted leonsis's blog, he challenges the rhetoric out the gap between the very rich and everyone else. he says -- i votedfor the president, i maxed out on donations. what blows my mind when i am asked for money as a donation at the same time i am been blasted as the bad guy. his advice toto the president is rethink how to talk to businesses and selell to business leaders on the plan to make the country great. many of us want to be the part of the solution. we are not a problem. >> well, he is not all wrong in the s
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Oct 10, 2011 4:00am EDT
's the question after a preacher tied to rick perry accused rivals of being part of a cult. john hendren joins us from washington. >> reporter: it's come to this. one prominent pastor who supports rick perry says rival mitt romney, a mormon, is not a christian. that brings up a topic usually only whispered in the campaigns. the "m" word is now out. >> in my estimation, mormonism is a cult. >> reporter: megachurch pastor robert jeffreys endorses rick perry. he describes mitt romney and john huntsman as being members of a cult. >> i want to thank you for a rousing introduction. he knocked it out of the park as we like to say. >> reporter: romney sought to rise, kennedy-like, above religi religion. >> let no agenda narrow our vision or drive us apart. >> reporter: a problem that some have among the faithful. >> the next president of the united states needs to be a man, i'm speaking generically, man of sincere, authentic, genuine christian faith. >> reporter: so is mormonism a cult. don't ask her man cain. >> he's a mormon. that much i know. i'm not going to do an analysis. >> reporter: don't ask mic
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Oct 17, 2011 4:00am EDT
and well-liked driver was killed. john hendren joins us live with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. it was supposed to be a showcase event for the struggling indy car series. but with speeds up to 225 miles an hour and a crowded field, aggressive driving was a worry from the start. drivers and indy fans called it the worst crash they had seen. >> cars in flames, wreckage, carnage. terrible. >> it's the most horrific race i have ever seen in my life. >> reporter: then came the tragic announcement. >> indy car is sad to announce that dan wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. >> reporter: he was trying win a share of a $5 million bonus when his car flow over another in lap 11. >> you know, one minute, you're joking around before driver intros. and the next -- dan's gone. ♪ >> reporter: fellow drivers and fans alike mourned the loss of the two-time indianapolis 500 winner. >> i think i'm getting old. i have been through too many of these already. you ask anybody in the field if we could choose way to go -- that's the way. >> we're all going to
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Oct 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
in the lululemon murder trial. if a judge ruled yesterday regarding the use of graphic photographs. >> and police have been pillars of a young man on a metrobus at, who who were caught on surveillance video. good morning washington at 5:00" starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine. it's wednesday, october 26. i am pamela brown. >> i am scott thuman. glad to have you with us. we begin with traffic and weather as we do every 10 minutes. lisa baden in a moment. we get to steve rudin first. nice temperatures. >> yesterday we had bright sunshine, temperatures in the upper 60's, low 70's. today is the transition, the in between day. 54 degrees at reagan national. we have lost one degree compared to last hour. 51 at dulles airport. satellite and radar, not bad out there right now, but you will notice clouds continue to increase throughout the morning and afternoon. this is part of a stronger cold front to the north and west that it will eventually bring us and showers later on tonight into the day tomorrow. next 48 hours, better chance for areas o
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Oct 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
overnight. >> it can happen to the best of us. >> police say marshall and her boyfriend were hit by a man after 1:00rong way a.m. this morning. that hit them was in theng southbound northbound lane in route -- on route 301. they were hit head-on. the wrong way driver, a pennsylvania resident, was at the hospital. it is not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. next-door neighbors say marshall worked at the pentagon. he hopes that former kids' that she pulls through. >> it is sad to hear. >>> we are following developing where thef turkey, survivors is underway a powerful earthquake today. magnitude earthquake eastern turkey this morning. people have been declared dead. hundreds more injured. authorities fear the death toll will rise. >>> a comment by vice president biden is causing speculation. the vice president says he is running forut in 2016. he says he will make up his mind matter later. he has run for president twice before. he will be 73 by election day 2016. the vice president says he is in best shape of his life. >>> turning from politics to contexton's other b
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Oct 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
, today marks a u.s. went tothe in afghanistan. mixed emotions on progress in the battle zone. if good morning washington at begins now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> it's 5:00 a.m., good morning, washington. friday, october 7. i am natasha barrett. >> i am cynne simpson. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> it's a little cooler than time.day at this be warmings will day and through the weekend. the study's numbers. d.c., 45. 44 degrees in and warrenton. areas of patchy fog especially west of the metro area. 46 in hagerstown. prize in the low 70's today with sunshine. average high is 71. the weekend, 80 degrees. low 80's by sunday. morning temperatures on 50's. >>> overnight construction barrels being put to bed. 66 eastbound had to exit on to loop, but that is changing. southbound 95 virginia 7100, an accident is gone. in maryland we have a live camera of the beltway at avenue and road and over to the boulevard, things are improving. 395 north of duke street in camera, looks ok, traffic is headed away from us. the growing unemployment rates and di
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Oct 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
something that may be on the dinner table tonight. more and more of us are trying to be healthy and eat more fish, spending $80 billion every year. but abc news investigated and found 19 out of 21 restaurants we tested sold us something other than the fish that was advertised. and just today, consumer reports found in their own test widespread fraud at restaurants and groceries. abc's dan harris leads us off tonight. >> reporter: you walk up to the supermarket fish counter and pick out what you want. i'll take that one. but what are you really getting? thank you sir. consumer reports bought 190 pieces of seafood from supermarkets and restaurants and sent them to a lab for dna testing. more than a fifth of them were not as advertised. >> it's fraud. consumers shouldn't be paying more money and thinking they're getting one kind and getting something else. >> reporter: fish labeled as red snapper turned out to be the cheaper ocean perch. sole turned out to be sutchi catfish, mostly imported from seat name, where consumer reports say some fish farmers use drugs not approved here. and one piece o
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Oct 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >> whether she did it, nobody knows except her. >> people from her hometown of seattle tell us she will be welcome. for the latest developments on this case and a photo gallery log onto our website wjla.com. >> we are following this story tonight where police are searching for a man who tried to rape a woman inside her home. detectives say it happened sunday night at saybrook ave. a woman was thrown on her floor after she heard a noise. she was able to get away. anyone with information is asked to contact police. >>> a former army sergeant major accused in a violence case of road rage will enter a plea today. back in april, he was indicted for a malicious wounding and reckless driving. prosecutors say he did step passengers. they say he drove 95 miles per hour and hit one of them with his car after he demanded to be let out. >>> the the sense -- defense witness will take the stand in a trial of a woman dressed with killing her and granddaughter. the psychologist said she treated her for a major depressive disorder on and off for a decade. her lawyers say she was insane when she thr
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Oct 6, 2011 4:30am EDT
wozniak. everese are seven the most i.ear the tools he fashions. withis is how we interact world around us. >> the music industry completely interact withwe it. pieces of technology them intoormed necessities. was the source of innovation. the world is immeasurably better because of steve jobs. >>> president obama issued a statement. "steve was among the greatest american inventors. brave enough to think differently, bold enough to the world, and talented enough to do it." >>> the field of contenders for gop presidential nomination after the latest announcement. palin said she will not for president. aid that she and her husband devote themselves to god and country. with had mixed reactions. every once in a while things they should.way great would make a candidates. i respect her. >> she was the republican vice nominee in 2008. she often hinted she might run for president but never herself. to collect other people. the showdown over our economy is taking a new twist. dozens are suspected to participated in the protests. the demonstration started on wall street and have gone across nation.
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Oct 9, 2011 9:30am EDT
correspondent rebecca cooper. >> thank you for joining us for looking business and finance issues in e washington region. first, a look at ways to tackle the unemployment problem that plagues ththe u.s. economy. while the washington area is better than the rest of the country, the city of washington dodoes not fare better. ththe district is a tale of two cities. there are places like ward 3 and then towardward 8 which is reported to have the highest umployment rate in the nation by bloomberg. sam ford tells us about a new program to focus hiring employed residents. >> ross is hiring dozens of d.c. workers. mayor gray was so anxious for people to know he held his biweekly news conference in front of the store to welcome them to town and here and from employeeees. >> i was unemployed for a year.r. i was thankful. >> with the d.c. unemployed rate at 11.1% -- >> we have no problem staff in it. i am excited >> the ross folks were intent on makiking itt d.c.-friendly a and asked the d.c. department to find workers. ththis mother of seven have not worked in four years. >> drove past it, and
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Oct 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
of d.c. >> and good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm rebecca cooper. it was a week of dramatic showdowns in the district. first a confrontation between demonstrators and smithsonian police forced a shutdown. a protestor got in trouble with authorities after allegedly throwing his shoes at them. many are vowing they will remain. we are live with the latest. >> rebecca there is one more battle brewing because as you said that permit that was issued by the national park service that allows these protestors to be here at freedom plaza is set to expire. you can see that they are still completely operational. these people have no intention of going anywhere any time soon. they say if a showdown happens so be it because it wouldn't be the first this weekend. the youtube video shows exactly what protestors say they didn't want to happen. what was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration turned ugly after a woman got knocked to the ground. >> people were trying to keep the doors open, go in there and help her get out. that's the part that i witnes
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Oct 13, 2011 4:00am EDT
spread to the u.s. >>> and compare your yearly income to this guy's. he reveals how much he made last year. you may not even want to know. >>> welcome back, everybody. blackberry's problems are getting worse, not better. users in the u.s. and canada are now seeing outages of e-mail, messaging and internet services, as well. subscribers in other parts of the world have been having problems for several days now. parent company, research in motion, says the problem has been mixed. but a huge backlog of messages is now clogging the system. >>> and foreclosures are rising again. but that could be good news. reality track says the number of homes entering the foreclosure process in the third quarter was up 14%. the first increase in more than a year. but it could mean a quicker turnaround for the housing industry, as the backlog of foreclosed homes moves through the system. >>> it's probably going to cost you more to heat your home this winter. oil is expected to average 8% more this year. propane, 7% more. and natural gas is up 5%. heating with electricity, on the other hand, should be 1%
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Oct 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that she used a year is starting to bludgeoned and stabbed her co-worker leaving a trail -- used a variety o fitemsf store items to bludgeon and stabbed her co- worker, leaving a trail of blood. >> maybe if someone had responded to that in the appropriate manner, this person's life would have been saved. >> i think it is inexcusable. you hear something and not see who is going on. >> norwood claims that an intruder beat and assaulting the woman. but prosecutors insist that britney norwood could have stopped the attack. she did not have to and a light -- to end a life. >> we will continue to have complete coverage of this case and all of our newscasts. when we are not on the air, we will have instant updates available for you wjla.com and on twitter. >>> police are investigating a fatal accident. it happened less than an hour ago at the intersection of called alexander ferry road and malcolm road. two cars somehow collided. it is not known at this hour how. one person in is a -- one person is in critical condition. >>> we are following a story in vote 2012. it is being reported that herman
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Oct 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, mork. this morning, october blast. it is not a trick. and for many of us, not a treat. a monster storm barreling up into the northeast this morning, with the biggest and earliest snowfall in more than a century. major cities in the crosshairs, as we head into a white halloween. >>> true survival. after six, long days lost in the wilderness, an 8-year-old autistic boy is found alive. no food and temperatures near freezing. how did he survive so long, all alone? >>> desperate decision. a mother's worst fear realized. trapped by a fire. she's forced to drop her two, young children out of a third floor window the neighbors below. how did she work up the courage to do this? she's going to talk with us exclusively this morning. >>> and miracle pup. they tried to put him down but he survived. how did little daniel the dog cheat death? we'll meet him live right here in our studio this morning. >>> and we've got him live with us in the studio this morning. this is a huge get for us. daniel the dog. there he is. he's got a sweater on, looking chipper. >> looking ver
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Oct 26, 2011 2:35am EDT
was found clinging to her mother and grandmother. the rescuer who pulled her out, told us he felt like he was holding his own child. >> translator: to bring life back into this world is the highest satisfaction, he said. azra was rushed to the hospital. the rescuers went back to work in search of her relatives still trapped inside that heap of concrete. then, within an hour, azra's mother and grandmother have been confirmed alive. the digging has stopped. there is an ambulance waiting. and it looks like they are about to pull someone out. >> a stretcher appeared. azra's mother. 20 minutes later, the grandmother. >> translator: i never lost faith, azra's uncle toad us. you always believe god will help. rescue crews kept digging. still in there, azra's father. and around 15 others. then, silence. a pause. as everyone strained to hear any signs of life. nearby, as dusk fell, family and friends of those still inside huddled around a fire. blank faces, eyes swollen from crying. a reminder that those three rescues were miracles in this place of so much heartbreak. alex maquardt. >> three genera
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Oct 4, 2011 11:00pm EDT
flavor. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. gives us the most nutritious of gifts. but only when they are ready to be given. that'! why we pick vegetables at their peak. ...and freeze them fast, locking in nutrients ...for you to unwrap. ♪ ho, ho, ho. green giant >>> five big stories beginning emotional arrival home. reminding me to speak in english. >> awais what else amanda knox told reporters. >> a rescue after a splash landing. this went like that. and earth shattering price tag. john gonzalez with the that may surprise you. >> another candid it is growing strength. >> caught on camera. the sequence of events that happened next. this is abc7 breaking news. >> our news is coming in from knoxle where amanda arrived tonight for the first four years. moments after she landed, the spoke about the closing this chapter that has gained international attention. have her emotional words tonight. >> it was another emotional day. knox saab that she was by scores of people. a day that seemed so unlikely at times. a 26-yearrving sentence. enjoying her first taste of freedom. that first m
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Oct 7, 2011 6:00am EDT
for joining us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> good morning. still boring weather pattern but that is a good thing. it's dry stretch of sunny weather. but temperatures will warm up. it will not feel like fall especially in the afternoons this weekend. it's 41 in montgomery village 44 in warrenton, 50 in oxon hill. 44 in northwest d.c. highs in the a low 70's today. you need long sleeves in the morning, short sleeves and afternoon. dress accordingly today. low 70's this afternoon. wall-to-wall sunshine. warmer of the weekend, low 80's sunday afternoon with morning temperatures in the 50's for the army 10-miler. >>> normal volume in virginia. d.c. 295 know about is ok with the long term or project and malcolm x ave. traffic getting by to collect and to the right. 50 marylan-- the the leftto the left hand to the right -- and to the right. >>> we begin with breaking news from prince george's county. one person has been shot and two stab the restaurant. as happens i
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Oct 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
us at some time to your drive. looks good on the greenway, the toll road, 66. 270 in clarksburg, let's show you the pace growing -- a pace is good, but the volume is growing. we will have more than a little while. now to news. >>> on abc 7, an incredible scene as a nightmare commute unfolded last night for thousands of metro riders. a man was struck by a train at the clarendon station. that investigation if led to the closure of five busy stops. >> pamela brown joins us from the rosslyn station this morning where many commuters were forced to wickes a backup plan. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. that plan includes four lot of people walking miles just to get home. for others they had to wait a long time to catch a bus. a lot of passengers still reeling this morning for what they went through last night. these pictures show the height of the madness during yesterday's evening rush. >> it is hot, walking up the escalators was tiresome. >> large crowds of passengers being forced out of stations all at once from rosslyn day ballston after the orange and blue lines came to a
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Oct 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >>> and the other royal newlyweds. the king who took a commoner as his wife and their lesson to all of us about happiness. our reporter gets a royal surprise. >>> good evening. we begin with new details of a shattering crime. a massacre in what should have been a safe place in a quiet town and what it tells us about women who feel someone is out to kill them. a troubled ex-husband is under arrest in the southern california hair salon shooting that left eight people dead. and we learned today that his ex-wife told a court she was in danger. it happens all too often. on average, three women in this country die every day because of domestic violence. and 1 in 4 will be a victim at some point in her life. abc's david wright reports on this tragic case and the staggering statistics. >> reporter: today, we are learning more about what would have led this 42-year-old to go on a killing spree at this salon. his ex-wife, michelle, worked as a hair dresser there. she was among the victims. >> this was not a random act of violence. >> reporter: dekraai, who used to work on a tug boat crew, was a devoted f
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Oct 16, 2011 9:30am EDT
. >> thanks for joining us for a look at business and finance issues here in the washington region. last week, we spent some time with d.c. mayor vincent gray discussing jobs and the relationship with the business community. this week, we are talking to the chief financial officer natwarr gandhi. thanks for joining us. >>hank you for inviting me. >> what wou you say the statate of the d.c. economy -- how healths the district's government rigight now? >> when you compare it to any other jor metropolitan area, thcity is doing better than any one of them.m. two, like everywhere else, we are seeing in packs from the recession. 2011 the year that we have just finished, the fiscal year, we have done very well. 201212 and 2013, the problems are primarily because of the recession and because of the federal government. of the federal government isn't retren -- the federal government is retrehing. that will have an impact on us. we have a lot of federal workers, benefit from federal spending. just like maryland and virginia, we will have some impact there. >> the district has instituted several new rev
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Oct 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
us about it. >> reporter: diane, president obama is battling low approval ratings for his handling of the economy and an energized republican field focused on that issue. so, i began the interview asking him how worried he sand how prepared the public should be if whether this already fragile economy is headed south once again. >> what i feel is what the american people feel, which is that we have now gone through not only two and half, three years of post-recession blues. if you hear a sense of urgency in my voice, it's because these problems are solvable, but you don't get a sense that we're moving in washington with a sense of urgency that is required. >> reporter: some of the frustration that has come out in this occupy wall street protest, you have expressed sympathy with their position, with their feeling of powerlessness. >> i understand the frustrations that are being expressed in those protests. in some ways, they're not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the tea party. both on the left and the right. i think people feel separated from their g
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Oct 21, 2011 11:35pm EDT
think iran, because there will be no more u.s. combat troops in iraq. some in iran want it. the u.s. basically has been asked to leave iraq because the prime minister could not get it past the pro-iranian faction in parliament. some are very worried here in the u.s. that progress which has been made now might not be able to consolidated. >> let's pivot to the other major story of the day, libya, final hours of moammar gadhafi. new details. >> reporter: indeed. no accident that the iraq announcement was made on this day, where they are claiming success in libya. big questions about how gadhafi was killed. as bad as he was, it seems like he could have been executed. >> a warning to you at home. some of the images here are very graphic. >> reporter: in the end, it proved to be a 21st century war. cell phone cameras captured gadhafi's final moments. you can even hear rebel fighters shoufting, "keep him alive" as he is beaten and bloodied. most reports say that gadhafi had been pulled from a hiding place in this drainpipe after nato bombs stopped his convoy. just before his death, gadhaf
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Oct 23, 2011 9:30am EDT
for joining us for a look at business and finance sues here in the washington region. 35 yeaears ago and anchormen urged americans to open their windows and shout as they were mad as hell and not going to ke it anymore. it seems we are facing a similar sentiment today with t anger we have been hearing from the occupy wall street t movement. it has morphed into worldwide movement. demonstrators turning out an camping out. our first guest, michael farr makes his living in the financial industry but things occupipiers might have a point. he is the author of "the arrogance cycle." michael farr thank you for joining us on "washington business rert." you do not look like the guys camping out at the park. >> i have not had a tent out with the protesters, but i talked with them downtown in washingt. i think these protests here are ve similar and are sending similar messages and reacting to similar things as the tea party movement. people are unhappy with what is happening on wall street. a lot of pepeople are left without chairs when theusic stops. >> is fair to s say that you have made a
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Oct 26, 2011 6:30pm EDT
: last night erupted, when police wearing full riot gear moved in using rounds of tear gas to break up crowds. this protester overwhelmed by the smoke. police arrested 100 of the 1,000 protesters, including this young woman who was tossed to the ground and cuffed on the spot. the protesters fighting back and refusing to budge. >> they show tear gas into the crowd. flash bangs. >> reporter: one of those injured, a marine, and two-time iraq war veteran, who sustained a skull fracture after being hit in the head. police say it was all in self-defense. >> we were in a position where we had to deploy gas in order to stop the crowd, people from pelting us with bottles and rocks. >> reporter: the situation escalated quickly after police tore down a tent city outside city hall. oakland officials say that after nearly three weeks of protesting, the site was dangerous an unsanitary a recent poll shows less than half of americans support the protesters, who largely believe money and wealth should be more evenly distributed. but does last night mark a turning point? weeks after new york police sto
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Oct 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
economic news. and experts tell us, the worst may be over. but will our economy finally create the jobs america needs? >>> madoff speaks. the master mind of the biggest ponzi scheme in history talks to barbara walters from behind bars. why he says he's happy right now. an abc news exclusive. >>> addiction defense? what michael jackson's medical records reveal that could help conrad murray's case. >>> keeping it off. you exercise, you diet, but you still gained it back. why your hormones, not your willpower, may be to blame. and how you can fight back. >>> and bringing america back. the american town nearly wiped off the map by a tornado, brought back by an american icon that refused to abandon them. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and all day today, they were hard to miss. perhaps because we hoped for them so much. signs of life in our economy. starting with the stock market on a tear. up 340 points today. okts is now on track to be the single best month in 25 years -- 25 years. a hallry fueled by good news overseas in europe and here at home, too. we learned today tha
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Oct 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
, october 6. thanks for waking up with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. >> comfortable start to the day on this thursday morning, low 50's's and dropping. 52 in arlington 56 in strasbourg virginia, 49 in berkeley springs, along with frostburg. fairly uniform temperatures. 44 ijamsville. upper 60's this afternoon another gorgeous day. open the windows. total sunshine, light and variable wind, not much of the trees. tomorrow, nothing but sunshine high temperatures in the low 70's, a, average. what about the commute? >> average time of the drive means that we have normal delays forming on 95 in dale city. if 66 out of marshall to get to manassas. 270 into montgomery county. no worries on the beltway or 95. let's go to go door still lingering on the inner loop near connecticut avenue. 395 northbound leaving the beltway past edsall road, beautiful as the pentagon. >>> we begin this morning with the devastating losses in the technology world. >> steve jobs, the leader of apple has died at the age of 56. a giant in business technology, and entertainment, he has battled pancreatic ca
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Oct 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
that all u.s. troops will be out of iraq and home for the holidays. military families rejoice after nearly nine, long years of war. but there are many questions this morning. did we win? and are we safer? abc's christiane amanpour joins us live. >>> shark attack. an american diver killed by a great white off the coast of australia. this is the second fatal shark attack in the same area in two weeks. is there a man-eater stalking the australian coast? >>> stunning twist. new revelations in the search for baby lisa. a cadaver dog picks up the scent of a dead body inside her parents' bedroom. we have the police report that officials did not want the public to see. and what is the shocking statement her mother made to police the night lisa went missing? >>> and the cup cake controversy. lindsay lohan finally makes it to her community service gig, working inside a morgue. but why did her sweet gesture to the morgue staff get her in so much trouble? >>> and good morning, everyone. there's a lot of news to get to this morning. also, new details about the strange life of the man accused of releasi
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Oct 30, 2011 8:00am EDT
it off at a time when the u.s. said they had the insurgents on the run. >>> shark attack again. this deadly season of shark, nearly claims another life in california. how this young man's swim saved his life. we'll hear from his friend who was in the water with him. >>> and "gma" goes ghostbusters. you think your house is haunted. we put one viewer's house to the test. and is this house haunted? it's the ultimate halloween house party. the man behind it is joining us on the live show. ♪ >>> if they had taken that camera shot seconds earlier, you would have seen a fantastic dance by lara spencer. >> i heard "shake it" and i do what i'm told. >> you follow orders. can we bring up that live shot from california? this is a live rehearsal. they'll be with us about 50 minutes. this guy's been programming this house since march. >> how excited are his neighbors right now? not very happy. 300 hours of programming to get it perfectly in sync. no pun intended. it's a lot of fun. >> party rock house. our house is party rock house. just by having lara spencer with us on this sunday morni
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Oct 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
a murder conviction. she is at an airport in ready to come back to u.s. >> the family of a murder met its curtain has its own message. amanda knox is boarding a london where then she will catch a connecting flight to the united states. it has been four years of by anainty followed plea in court and an even more emotional verdict. getting ready to life.t her after four years behind bars in italian jail, american islege student amanda knox .ree and ready to head home >> 30 suffered four years for a time critic she suffered four years for crime she did not convict. they should be immediately released. overwhelming moment knox and her family that ended four years of uncertainty. u.s., supporters of on tv and a world- cla -- and it was cause for her hometown in seattle, washington. numb and a little ecstatic. hundred outside the courthouse in italy shouted "shame." prosecutors are planning decision this latest according to the family of the meredith kercher. that remains to be seen. >> thank you. >>> a suspected rapist is on the run in silver spring. police in montgomery county are o attacked
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